Feb. 23 Basketball TV Selections Revealed

Feb. 23 Basketball TV Selections Revealed

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first_imgSaturday, Feb. 23Southeastern Louisiana at Abilene Christian (Women’s Basketball), 1 pm CT, ESPN3Incarnate Word at Stephen F. Austin (Women’s Basketball), 2 pm CT, ESPN+Southeastern Louisiana at Abilene Christian (Men’s Basketball), 3:30 pm CT, ESPN3Incarnate Word at Stephen F. Austin (Men’s Basketball), 4:30 pm CT, ESPN+Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State (Women’s Basketball), 4:30 pm CT, ESPN+Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State (Men’s Basketball), 7 pm CT, ESPN+ The Southeastern Louisiana women have not reached the conference tournament since 2012. Only the top eight teams advance to Katy, and the Lady Lions currently sit in a two-way tie for seventh place with Central Arkansas. Abilene Christian is a bit more secure, in a two-way for fourth, and have a first round bye within reach. SLU beat ACU 74-71 on Jan. 12, led by Celica Sterling’s 21 points.WBB: @SoutheasternWBB Hands ACU First Southland Loss in 74-71 Thriller #LionUp https://t.co/bf9oUTYvls— #LionUp (@sluathletics) January 12, 2019 Four other games will be covered exclusively by ESPN+. The women’s and men’s doubleheader between Incarnate Word and Stephen F. Austin, plus the match-ups featuring Houston Baptist and Sam Houston State. The SHSU men’s team is off to an 11-0 start, tying its best beginning to league play in program history.ESPN+ is a premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group in conjunction with ESPN. The network can be accessed through ESPN.com/watch and ESPN apps. The service costs $4.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available. Institutional streams will cover the remaining doubleheaders: Central Arkansas at Nicholls, New Orleans at McNeese, and Lamar at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.While choices for the majority of the regular season were completed during the off-season, the final three Saturdays will see picks made 12 days prior to tip-off.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its broadcast partners have announced selections and start times for basketball games to be played on Saturday, Feb. 23.The Southland Showcase package on ESPN3 will feature a doubleheader between Southeastern Louisiana and Abilene Christian, live from Moody Coliseum on the ACU campus. ESPN3 is available via ESPN.com/watch and ESPN apps.The ACU men’s team is seeking its first berth in the Southland tournament, with the Wildcats currently occupying second place in the league standings. ACU topped SLU 75-72 in their initial meeting this season, Jan. 12 in Hammond, after Payten Ricks hit the game-winning three-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining. The Lions are in fourth place, and would receive a bye in the tournament if the standings hold.Here’s footage of tonight’s big time steal by @Dt1me with under 20 seconds to go and @paytenricks game winning 3 pointer! #GoWildcats?? pic.twitter.com/vhk3KH5XCS— ACU Mens Basketball (@ACU_MBB) January 13, 2019last_img read more

RISKY PROPOSITION RALLIES TO TAKE $59,000 DARREN CHAN, GIANTS BASEBALL PURSE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER TALAMO

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first_imgRISKY PROPOSITION RALLIES TO TAKE $59,000 DARREN CHAN, GIANTS BASEBALL PURSE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER TALAMO; TRAINED BY SPAWR, BODEMEISTER GELDING GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:35.38ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2019)–Idle since Dec. 1, trainer Bill Spawr’s Risky Proposition rallied late to take Sunday’s $59,000 Darren Chan Giants Baseball Purse at Santa Anita by a half length.  Ridden by Joe Talamo, he got a mile over a turf course listed as “good” in 1:35.38.Breaking from the rail in a field of 11 older horses, Risky Proposition saved ground while seventh, about five lengths off the lead heading into the far turn. Talamo continued to hug the fence to the quarter pole, swung four-wide straightening for home and gradually wore down 2-1 favorite Keep Quiet to win going away.Idle since a respectable seventh in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar Dec. 1, Risky Proposition was off at 12-1 and paid $26.00, $9.60 and $6.60.“I knew they were cutting out a decent pace up front and my horse was travelling real well,” said Talamo, who’s ridden Risky Proposition in his last five starts, including a restricted stakes win two races back.  “When we angled out, he pinned his ears and really got after it. Full credit to Bill and his team, he was ready.”Claimed by Spawr for $50,000 five starts back on July 22, Risky Proposition, who is owned by Tom Acker, Barry Becker, Judith Becker, Michael Bloom, Jon Lindo and Thomas J. Wafer, Jr., picked up $35,400 for the win.  Bred in Kentucky and out of the Wavering Monarch mare Risk, Risky Proposition now has earnings of $145,515 from an overall mark of 11-4-1-1.“We were confident he’d run well, but the weather had us nervous,” said Lindo.  “We were just hoping the rain wouldn’t pick up and we’d be able to stay on the turf.  He ran great and hopefully we can get on a little roll with him now.”French-bred Keep Quiet, who was ridden by Flavien Prat, sat a perfect stalking third in behind Dreams of Valor and Pincheck heading into the far turn and was second best on the day as he returned $4.20 and $3.00.Fight On, who was also in close attendance throughout, finished third by 1 ½ lengths over Dreams of Valor.  Off at 5-1, Fight On paid $4.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.60, 47.38, 1:11.36 and 1:23.45.last_img read more

A Star In The Making, Venetian Harbor Rolls To A 9 ¼ Length Romp In Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes Under Prat; Trained By Baltas, She Gets Mile In 1:37.51 While Geared Down

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first_imgA STAR IN THE MAKING, VENETIAN HARBOR ROLLS TO A 9 ¼ LENGTH ROMP IN GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE GETS MILE IN 1:37.51 WHILE GEARED DOWN ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2020)–In a thoroughly dominant performance, heavily favored Venetian Harbor went to the early lead and never relinquished it, waltzing home to a 9 ¼ victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Richard Baltas, the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings got a flat mile in 1:37.51 while geared down late.Fresh off of a 10 ¾ length maiden win going 6 ½ furlongs on Dec. 29, Venetian Harbor tried winners and two turns for the first time today and responded with a dominant gate to wire score that stamps her an early contender for both the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 4 and the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 1.“The plan was to break and just get her to relax,” said Baltas.  “She’s very strong and Flavien did a great job, getting her to relax…It looked like at the three eighths pole, we might get passed, but I was just hoping the public was right.“I am happy she got the two turns. That was a bit of a concern today, she had never been two turns and this is a tiring track. She trains at San Luis Rey, she is doing good down there and I didn’t want to change anything. She delivered today…She passed the first test.”The 1-5 favorite in a field of five sophomore fillies, Venetian Harbor paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10.“She broke sharp and put us in a great position very easily,” said Prat, who had ridden her to a second place finish in her first start, a five furlong turf sprint at Del Mar Nov. 15.  “We got a breather around the (far) turn, she grabbed the bit and really ran well from there.”Owned by Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Highland Yard and River Oak Farm, Venetian Harbor, who is out of the Street Cry mare Sounds of the City, is now two for three and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased her earnings to $163,400.Fourth early, Gingham, off at 4-1 with Drayden Van Dyke, paid $2.80 and $2.10 while finishing   2 ¼ lengths in front of Stellar Sound.Ridden by Mike Smith, Stellar Sound loomed ominously heading into the far turn, but was summarily rebuffed by the winner leaving the quarter pole and was third best, finishing 9 ¼ lengths in front of Go Big Blue Nation. Off at 9-2, Stellar Sound paid $2.20 to show.Fractions, all set by the winner, were 23.20, 46.72, 1:11.74 and 1:24.12.last_img read more

Back In The Saddle! Santa Anita Returns To Action

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first_imgBACK IN THE SADDLE! SANTA ANITA RETURNS TO ACTION AS SHE’S SO SPECIAL BEATS THE BOYS AND WINS FRIDAY’S FIRST RACE UNDER FLAVIEN PRATWITH NO PUBLIC OR OWNERS IN ATTENDANCE, LIVE RACING RESUMES FOLLOWING 50-DAY HIATUSARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2020)–Idled since March 27 due to concerns relating to the Covid-19 virus, Santa Anita Park returned to action on a spectacular sunny afternoon today, and the lone filly in the race, She’s So Special, marched to a 1 ½ length victory in the day’s first race, a 5 ½ furlong turf allowance.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Peter Miller, the 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun got five furlongs on turf in 1:02.82.“It’s great to finally be back,” said Prat, a winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby, via disqualification aboard Country House.  “It’s been a rough time, but I’m glad we are back in business.”His filly was obviously fit to meet the challenge, but with many days of spare time and social distancing, did Prat feel he was fit enough?“There’s nothing like riding races, but I’ve been working out a lot, so I should be okay.”The 3-1 post time favorite versus nine sophomore males, She’s So Special, who is owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, paid $8.40, $5.00 and $3.40.All jockeys and employees are currently fitted with masks and color-coded bracelets, parts of a myriad of health and safety protocols that are being observed in accordance with the Los Angeles County Health Department.Santa Anita will conduct a nine-race card today and 10-race programs on both Saturday and Sunday.  First post time over the weekend is at 12:30 p.m., with no public admittance.With the exception of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, Santa Anita will run on a Friday through Sunday schedule through closing day, June 21.Wagering is available through 1stBet.com and fans are also encouraged to wager via Xpressbet.com as well.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Fiji and Guam battle for gold in men’s basketball

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first_imgFiji defeated PNG yesterday to make it through to the gold play off.It is expected to be a tough encounter with both teams having height as their advantage.Guam won silver at the 2011 Games and have come here with the aim of taking out the gold medal after reigning gold medal holders New Caledonia missed out on the finals.Fiji have improved, making the top two after finishing fourth following the pool matches in this Games.The dome is packed to capacity as supporters including Papua New Guineans are out to support either Fiji or Guam. In the previous game, Tahiti took out bronze by defeating PNG 73-83.last_img read more

Gulf Isapea name 44-men train on squad

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first_imgThe 44 players will be divided into two teams – Team Crab and Team Fish – to play in trial matches to allow selectors to further trim the squad to the final 25 players.Bobby Ako from the Isapea coaching team said the squad boasts youth and experience.Regulars who have maintained their spot so far in the team include Benard Goma, Jenkins Mark, Jojo Forova, Bradley Yano, John Bonny, Japheth Olik, Andrew Luke, Aaron Paul and Rex Tandoa.Also on the squad are George Kose, Barry Pekaea, Billy Tokakap, Jack Manda, Junior Arova, John Agiru Ako, Henry Tabal, Tope Mitaharo, Jason Koivi, Francis Aihi and Junior Lo.Ako confirmed that trial matches are scheduled for this week against TNA Lions and Port Moresby Vipers next week.The Digicel Cup season will have 16 weeks of competition with the grand final in September.Eleven teams will be competing and they’re Mendi Muruks, Rabaul Gurias, Goroka Lahanis, Vipers, Enga Mioks, Mt Hagen Eagles, TNA Lions, Hela Wigmen, Waghi Tumbe, Lae Snax Tigers and Isapea.The first round will see Isapea take on Vipers in Moresby, Eagles will play Tumbe at Rabiamul Oval (Hagen), Lahanis will take on Muruks at the National Sports Institute (Goroka), Lions will battle with Wigmen in Mendi and Gurias will play Mioks at Kalabond (Rabaul) while Tigers will be on bye.The rest of the draws for the next 15 rounds will be circulated later this month.last_img read more

Gold Coast 2018 considering giving unemployed people paid and volunteer work

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first_imgThe programme would see those out of work take on volunteer positions for the event but the Organising Committee are also debating whether to install a work-for-dole initiative, which featured at Sydney 2000.It comes after a report from Griffith University, the official university of Gold Coast 2018, into how they might be able to use the city’s unemployed during the Games, which run from April 4 to 15.The scheme has already attracted criticism, however, due to concerns over potential exploitation of people without a job.Australian Unemployed Workers Union president Owen Bennett and Australian Council for Civil Liberties president Terry O’Gorman are two leading figures to have already expressed fears about the initiative.O’Gorman claims it raises “questions of fairness and compliance with labour laws”, while Bennett is fearful of exploitation.Gold Coast 2018 chief executive Mark Peters confirmed a preliminary report had already been undertaken and that the issue was now being discussed with TAFE Queensland, who will help to train as many as 15,000 volunteers for the Commonwealth Games.Peters insists the programme could only be beneficial to those who take part, adding that it will give them skills and attributes which they will be able to use after the completion of the Games.“Our question to Griffith was: What is the unemployment scenario on the Gold Coast, are there skills we can tap into? Can we train them up?” he told the Gold Coast Bulletin.“This will give them skills post Games as well.”The volunteering initiative for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is expected to be launched at some point in the New Year.“We are a training partner for GOLDOC and we are looking at upskilling the 15,000 volunteers,” TAFE Queensland Gold Coast general manager Jenny Dodd.“There will be about 120 different roles.“We will look at starting our training in May next year, and this includes looking at upskilling long-term unemployed.”last_img read more

Alejandro Menéndez, coach of the month in the Indian League

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Fran González, best playerThe Spanish soccer players and coaches of the Indian I-League monopolized all the prizes for the month of December Since it was Fran González, the ‘Pichichi’ of Mohun Bagan, the winner of the best player trophy. The central Cordoba scored five goals in four days and became top scorer of an I-League of which his team is the new leader. Alejandro Menéndez continues to monopolize merits as coach of East Bengal Indian. The Asturian technician He was awarded today with the award that accredits him as the best I-League coach during last December, dates on which his team reaped two victories and two draws that boosted him to the first position of the Hindu championship.Menéndez, who last season was only one point away from Chennai, the ‘Canarian’ team that ended up conquering the title, tied against Real Kashmir (1-1) and Minerva (1-1), but took all three points against Neroca (1-4) and TRAU FC (2-1). The Gijón coach has five Spanish soccer players under his command -Borja Gómez, Jaime Santos, Marti Crespí, Marcos de la Espada and Juan Mera-, who have scored 100% of the team’s goals so far this season. read more

Messi, tired of being alone

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first_imghis fantastic last year Gave her a new league, the sixth Golden Boot and the sixth Golden Ball. But Messi wants collective titles, group ecstasy. That fear of losing that Barça de los fantasmas has begun to feel has baffled the Argentine. Helpless, frustrated, annoying. Who does has protected Messi is to Valverde, but the club could finish closing that umbrella. Messi respect the Txingurri, although the feeling of frustration on Thursday was enormous and his speech was somewhat lukewarm. Messi wants to win. He is approaching 33, you see the end of his career as he admitted in the delivery of his sixth Golden Ball, and he feels still on the cusp, strong and superior to win as the best player in the world he is. Therefore, they begin to be too many nights when they feel too alone when they look back at their partners and just detect that fear of losingr that has gotten into the bones of Barça. It has become common to seek the image from Leo Messi after the Barça defeats. Almost disoriented in Rome; shaking his head from side to side in Anfield while looking at the bottom where Barça fans were; stunned in Jeddah after the comeback of Athletic. While Messi does his part of the deal and acts as leader On big days, his teammates make rude mistakes that prevent fattening the winners of the Argentine and the club. I trembled and its ridiculous definition that could mean 4-0 against Liverpool. The painful collective error of concentration in the famous corner of Alexander-Arnold. Soler’s race against Alba in the Cup final; the Umtiti dismissals, Piqué, Busquets and De Jong on Thursday. The lack of character of a team that melts and is mentally fragile when you have to grit your teeth the most. The messi performance since he wears the bracelet a year and a half ago it is thunderous. He marked the mark left by former companions as Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta, club legends and references in the dressing room for the Argentine. And from day one, when left a memory for his predecessors in office and that sentence of the “beautiful and desired cup”, a change was noticed in him. A higher sense of responsibility, a feeling of belonging to Barça even deeper, an attempt to empathize with his teammates and be an example and not one vedette. A crack that tries set an example and give a push even to the wayward sheep like I trembled. And that even increases its performance, something that seemed very difficult in itself.last_img read more

Anil Murthy negotiates the transfer of Rodrigo in Barcelona

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first_imgThe president of Valencia, Anil Murthy, has been this morning in Barcelona meeting with the leaders of Barça, according Be Sports Valencia. In this conclave, the parties have stadium talking about the interest of the Barca club in Rodrigo Moreno. The club insists on making sure the 60 million that it beaten with Atlético in summer, either now or in June. In fact, it has already discarded some formulas that Barça has proposed to them consisting of a transfer without mandatory purchase option, with a penalty in case of not exercising it. Since Sports world they also comment on possibility of including Nélson Semedo in the operation, Valencia is looking for right back and They have asked about the situation of the Portuguese right wing.The player is still waiting and this morning he has trained with the group to prepare next Wednesday’s match against Cultural Leonesa. The player agent, Jorge Mendes, is trying to get the parties to reach an agreement before next Friday.last_img read more